家でゴロゴロ

新年が明けて、久しぶりにブログを見たら半年弱アップデートしていなかった事に気付いて少しびっくりです。時間な流れはあっという間で、香港の新生活ももう半年過ぎたのね、と少ししみじみ。

新年は日本で久しぶりのテレビでお正月のお笑い番組をだらだら観たり本をひたすら読んで過ごしてます。このまま長期休暇をとって、ゴロゴロしていたい気分。しかし普段テレビがなくてもこの新年のテレビ番組だけで、今の芸能界の流れがほぼ分かる気がするのは私だけかしら。

とりあえず2013の抱負

1.フットワーク軽く旅にでたり遊んだりする

2. 自分で自分の身体の痛みを治す

3.ヨガや気功をもっと楽しむ

4.家で食事をもっとつくる

年末大好きな友人達と話し込んで、これからどんどん自分で生きる力をつけて、もっともっと好きな事に関わる時間を増やして行きたいとの想いを再び強くしたのでした。

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Tram

Even in the fast pace city of Hong Kong, we can enjoy getting around in a very relaxed way by taking a tram.
The trams have two stories with open windows and once inside you can feel a nice breeze coming in from the windows and touching your face gently. If you take a seat in the upper story, you can really enjoy the little city tour while the tram slowly carries you to your destination.
The old trams still have wooden seats which give a very classic and nostalgic feel, like the feel you get from one of the old Hong Kong films.

Try getting on to a tram when you are in Hong Kong!

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62階

今滞在している場所は、何と62階という超高層ビルの高層階です。
窓の外には港とその向こうにある香港島が見えるというのが売りですが、高所恐怖症ぎみの私には、ちょっぴり怖い高さです。
香港では高い階の方が良いらしいけれど、私はもう少し地面に近くていいんだけどなぁ、と思うところ。早く自分の家に落ち着きたい。

でも、確かに窓から見える夜景は綺麗です。

まだまだ慣れない香港生活ですが、美味しい環境には今のところ恵まれています。
今日の夕食は、本格ワンタン麺を子にビルの階下からテイクアウトで。
これでしめて400円なり。
アジアはやっぱり麺がおいしいね。

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新しい生活のはじまりはじまり

新しい生活の土地となった香港は、蒸し暑くて騒々しくて、きっと慣れるのに時間がかかるだろう、そう思って覚悟して来ました。

でも家の直ぐ下にオ-ガニックのカフェレストランがあることを発見。

とっても小さな場所だけれど、身体と食べ物に対してのオ-ナ-達のこだわりが伝わってくるお店です。ク-ラ-は使わず、天井から吊るしたファンだけでお店の中を自然に風が流れるようにしています。

騒々しくて、慣れるのに時間がかかるだろうと思っていた香港なのに、到着一日目にして自分の居場所を見つけた感じです。

いずれはここのオ-ナ-と仲良くなって、今後私が行っていく予定のヨガクラスのチラシを置かせてもらえないかしら、と勝手に計画中です。

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New stage…..

A new stage in my life is starting…. everything is packed and the house is all empty.

The mixture of feelings – excitement about the new life in a new country, sadness of leaving people here and anxiety about what is going to happen in the new future makes me feel like crying.

Well let’s see what life has to offer.   Without taking a new step, no one can get anywhere.   Now is the time for me to shuffle my time in different ways – need to allocate time to different things, not just to the office working hours!

新しい場所で出会う人や学ぶことを通じて一回りおおきくなって日本や他の私の大好きな場所とつなげていけるように,

そして新しい土地ではこのブログからもっと発信していけるようにがんばっていきまっしょい!

Walden

The other day, I just happened to come across the book “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau in Amazon book store. It was being sold at a rather cheap price, so I decided to buy and save this book.

Or maybe the book was trying to save me.

I first met this book when I was still in high school in my English class.  At the time, I was really struggling with classes held in English.  Born as a book lover, it caused me so much pain in all the reading classes because I was not able to appreciate the beauty of the language used in books written in English.  No, even worse, I did not sometimes even understand the main theme of the book, let alone the beauty of the flow of the story itself.  Walden was one of them.  All I wished was to escape from my miserable English class.

After more than a decade, it just appeared again in my life!  Is the book calling me now to say that now I am ready to restart the journey with the book?

Well, let me start my journey again.  I have this feeling that this time, I will enjoy the experience of sharing my moments (probably my bed time reading moments) with the book.

If it does not exist, you just need to create it.

At my work, I do weekly yoga sessions during lunch time.

The yoga sessions are held in a normal meeting room of the company I work.

Since it is a normal meeting room, there is no “yoga studio” atmosphere at all in the meeting room – it is just a boring room with meeting tables, chairs and phones with a grey carpet underneath them.

So we first move the tables and chairs to create a nice big space for us to practice yoga.  Then we put our “yoga mats” on the floor, usually bath towels or pareos (the long textile that we use to wrap ourselves when we are in bikinis).  And we are ready.

With the colourful textile and towel “yoga mats” and the sun light coming in from the window, the meeting room turns into a nice comfortable yoga space.   After 1 hour of yoga, we are refreshed and so as the room.

The other day, one of the participants in the class came with a little bottle of herbal air spray.  She sprayed it onto everybody’s yoga mat and during the entire session, we enjoyed the nice herbal aroma embracing us.

Just like this, we create an amazing yoga studio and share a nice moment together.

Well, if you want something and it does not exist, then you just need to create it!

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